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So It Goes x i-escape in Morocco

WorldJoshua Bullock
So It Goes x i-escape in Morocco
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So It Goes proudly delivered Issue.3 to the printers on Thursday, April 3rd. It was, as ever, a little closer to the wire than we would have hoped. Last-minute photo shoots, late-night editing, cross-eyed repro work and long nights on press, made for a So It Goes team a little less light of foot and clear of mind.

The British ‘springtime’ inspired less than no confidence. With the days more grey and miserable than any damning national stereotype, the time had come for a break.

Travel porn is a dangerous affectation, but like many, we indulge. Our favourite site for such indulgences is now, and has been for a long time, the Bristol-based boutique travel company i-escape

With our Lightroom full of pictures from memorable i-escape trips to dreamy Tulum in 2013 and steamy Goa in 2012, the prospect of having the time (violins…) to take pictures not for the magazine, and read a book rather than proof magazine copy had us giddy with excitement. So too did  i-escape’s considered, carefully handpicked selection of beautiful hotels in Morocco – our chosen destination this time of year for that elusive mix adventure and peace without having to brave long-distance flights and inevitable bank overdrafts.

Having previously been to – and gotten lost in – the labyrinthine souks of Marrakech, we decided to tag on a few extra stops to the trip, with stays in the low Atlas Mountains and the laid-back antidote to Marrakech, Essaouira.

With the kind help of i-escape, we ended up picking the famed Hotel by Beldi, beautifully artful Marrakech oasis, El Fenn, the secluded, spacious luxury of Hotel Capaldi in the Atlas Mountains, and the offbeat, charming, eucalyptus-ensconced Hotel Bassoula in Essaouira; each one incredibly comfortable, individual and idiosyncratic. Extensive photo proof below.

Delve into the first of two photo diaries from the trip, log onto i-escape.com and say goodbye to dutiful office hours. As you feel your working efficiency drop, browsing through hotels from Brazil to Berlin, Costa Rica to Copenhagen, be safe in the knowledge that we’ll be doing exactly the same.

All photos taken on the Leica M series.

Hotel by Beldi

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Hotel by Beldi

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Hotel by Beldi

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Hotel by Beldi

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Hotel by Beldi

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Hotel by Beldi

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Essaouira

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El Fenn, Marrakech

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Essaouira souks

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Bedroom doorway at El Fenn, Marrakech

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El Fenn, Marrakech

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El Fenn, Marrakech

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El Fenn, Marrakech

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Bedroom at El Fenn, Marrakech

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Marrakech

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Marrakech souks

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Marrakech souks

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Marrakech souks

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Marrakech souks

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Spa at El Fenn, Marrakech

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Courtyard at El Fenn, Marrakech

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El Fenn, Marrakech

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Pool at El Fenn Marrakech

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El Fenn, Marrakech

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Pool at Hotel Capaldi in the Atlas Mountains

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Hotel Capaldi

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Hotel Capaldi

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Hotel Capaldi

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Hotel Capaldi

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Pool at Hotel Bassoula, Essaouira

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